England paceman Jimmy Anderson grew to become the very first rapid bowler to attain 600 wickets in check cricket ahead of the third and last check towards Pakistan completed as a draw on Tuesday, leaving the property side to celebrate a 2nd series victory of the pandemic-disrupted summer time.
Much less than two hrs of cricket had been played on a rain-impacted Day five, with England taking just two of the eight wickets necessary to win the match at the Rose Bowl just after Pakistan resumed on a hundred-two and trailing by 210 runs.
The significant consolation was Anderson took a single of them, getting rid of Pakistan captain Azhar Ali to join retired spinners Muttiah Muralitharan, Shane Warne and Anil Kumble in the “600 club” in exams.
England won the series one-, with its 3-wicket victory in the very first check in Manchester followed by two drawn exams in Southampton. It was a very first series triumph more than Pakistan because 2010 and a 2nd of the summer time just after beating the West Indies two-one.
Pakistan was 187-four when the teams settled on a draw, with 27.one overs bowled on Tuesday. Babar Azam was 63 not out. The very first two sessions had been washed out for the reason that of hefty overnight rain and a subsequent drenched outfield.
Immediately after England captain Joe Root took a higher catch at very first slip off Azhar to give Anderson his prized wicket on his 14th delivery of the day, the 38-12 months-previous rapid bowler was mobbed by his teammates.
Then Anderson took the ball in his suitable hand and — with a cheeky smile — saluted all sides of the Rose Bowl, which is without having spectators for the reason that of coronavirus restrictions. England coach Chris Silverwood applauded on the boundary edge.
Muralitharan (800), Shane Warne (708) and Anil Kumble (619) continue to be over Anderson on the all-time checklist of wicket-takers.